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Financial Assistance for Workforce Education  

Our funding programs could help you pay for your education as you pursue any of our several Professional/Technical degrees and certificates. Read more about eligibility criteria and types of assistance below, then sign up for one of our Funding Orientations at www.startnextquarter.org to start your education path today.

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) Program

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) Program: Provides assistance with education costs (including childcare assistance from DSHS) to eligible students receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance.
Contact:
Rob Light
Library Building, Room 4102
Phone: 206-546-6961 or 206-546-5882

Opportunity Grant Program

Opportunity Grant ProgramProvides assistance with education costs to eligible low-income students who are enrolled in one of the following programs: Automotive, Accounting, Business Technology, Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship, Early Childhood Education, Health Information & Informatics Management, Manufacturing, Nursing Assistant Certified, Office Technology, Phlebotomy and Visual Communications Technology.
Contact:
Kim Cambern 

Library Building, Room 4102
Phone: 206-546-6961 or 206-546-5882

Worker Retraining Program

Worker Retraining Program: Assistance to eligible students who: are collecting unemployment benefits or have exhausted them within the past 24 months, have received a lay-off notice, were formerly self-employed, are a displaced homemaker, or a recently honorably discharged veteran.
Contact:
Fikru Diro

Library Building, Room 4102
Phone: 206-546-6957 or 206-546-5882

WorkFirst Program

WorkFirst Program: Provides assistance with education costs to eligible low-income parents receiving TANF cash assistance from DSHS.
Contact:
Lynette Peters

Library Building, Room 4102
Phone: 206-546-6754 or 206-546-4570

Additional Sources of Financial Assistance

Many other types of financial assistance are available both on campus and off campus